Not in the executive branch, but not subject to the rules of the Senate. Cheney rules! Dickica. Land of Dick. Dickocon of Neoconia.
Cheney claims a non-executive privilege
He asserts he's exempt from showing an agency how his office keeps secrets because he's not fully part of the administration.
Dick and Donald have had plans for a loooong time.
Dick's Ford Angle
Cheney Exempted His Office From Executive Order Protecting Classified Information
Furtive, surreptitious, conniving bastard.
Further Amendment to Executive Order 12958
March 25, 2003
Sec. 1.3. Classification Authority. (a) The authority to classify information originally may be exercised only by:
(1) the President and, in the performance of executive duties, the Vice President;
Sec. 1.7. Classification Prohibitions and Limitations. (a) In no case shall information be classified in order to:
(1) conceal violations of law, inefficiency, or administrative error;
(2) prevent embarrassment to a person, organization, or agency;
(3) restrain competition; or
(4) prevent or delay the release of information that does not require protection in the interest of the national security.
Dick the Cabinet Member
Agency Is Target in Cheney Fight on Secrecy Data
Cheney's power illustrated in military commissions decision
Schumer: Gonzales not fit to rule on Cheney’s role
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should step aside from the Justice Department’s internal debates over whether Vice President Cheney is violating an executive order on protecting classified information, Senate Democratic Vice Chairman Charles Schumer (N.Y.) said on Monday.
Perino made a mockery of truth and transparency.
Dana Perino is a sarcastic little snot who tells lies for a living. "I'm not going to opine, I'm not going to comment, I'm not going to opine"...well then go away and send somebody who CAN opine. Dana Stonewallerino. She's doing her job just the way the White House told her to. No comment said in as many circuitous little baby words as possible, defiance tinged with trepidation lest she slip up. Ice snot.
The Cheney Chronicles
An excellent although not complete rundown on some of Dick's crimes against the Constitution of the United states, and bits of his and Rumsfeld's plans since they unleashed their true natures during Nixon's reign.
1. 'A Different Understanding With the President'
2. Pushing the Envelope on Presidential Power
3. A Strong Push From Backstage
4. Leaving No Tracks